Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lets Plan the Yarchagumba Trek in the Hidden land of Karnali region

Introduction of Yarchagumba

  • Nepali: Jiwan Buti (life herb)
  • Tibetan: Yarsha Gunbu (summer plant, winter insect)
  • Chinese: Dong Chong Xia Cao (winter worm, summer grass)
  • Japanese: Tôchû kasô
  • Latin: Cordyceps sinensis (Berkeley) Saccardo
  • Distribution: Nepal, China, Tibet, India and Bhutan.
  • Elevation: Generally found above 3,000 meters.

Yarchagumba found in meadows of Jumla

BBC documentary film maker called as “Himalayan Viagra” as its sexual tonic property. The name of YARSAGUMBA means (summer grass, winter worm) in Tibetan language, for a rare fungus that parasites on the body of a caterpillar of a moth (genus THITARODES). 

This so-called CATERPILLAR FUNGUS (CORDYCEPS SINENSIS) grows only at elevation 3500m -4500m altitude of Tibet, Nepal, China, Bhutan and North-East India. For its medicinal values, YARSAGUMBA has been an important component for a many of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, due to a constantly growing demand and the difficulties in harvesting, YARSAGUMBA has become the most expansive medicinal substance in the world. The harvesting period of yarsagumba is end of April to June & July. So during this month’s all the people of Jumla,Mugu and Dolpo region were go to pasture and camp there to collect the yarsagumba.
Yarchagumba collecter at meadows of Jumla

This trek is unique and first time in Nepal ever done by any trekking agencies. So in this trek we explore the Yarsagumba abounding places. We guide you to take on pasture and feel of real & live experiences of yarsagumba harvesting process. In this trek we will take you to pasture and you also can involve collecting the yarsagumba & interaction with local people (Yarsagumba Collector) which will be the wonderful experience. 

We have different itineraries of Jumla, Dolpa and Mugu. But based on your interest we will make optional itineraries too.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hurry to get Rara; a largest lake of Nepal

Rara Lake
Deepest and largest lake;Rara and Smallest National Park of Nepal waiting for welcome you all in this season. Beauty made by Rhododendron;a national flower of Nepal decorated a lake around makes you jealous.

Jumla is not far from capital due to direct bus services provided by Karnali Yatayat Samiti every day. It takes you  approx 20 hours driving on bus to reach Jumla. Per pax cost Rs.2800/ (Twenty eight hundred).

Khali Pass on the way to Rara
These days Jeeps were also operating from Nepaljung and Surkhet;it takes you around 10/12 hours driving to reach Jumla Bazaar. Per pax cost of Rs.2500/(Twenty five hundred)

Those who love trekking;it takes one night and half day walk to reach Rara lake from Jumla Bazaar.This is a tea house trekking where you get good accommodation and fooding service in locally owned and run small hotels along side of trekking trail.

Danphe pass on the way to Rara from Jumla
For your information;You can hire Jeeps to Rara from Jumla on which it takes 9 to 10 hours driving along side of Hima river and historically important Sinja valley. It costs Rs 30000 (Jumla to Rara) and Rs.50,000/ (Jumla to Rara and Rara to Jumla) for reserve Jeep service .

Further, Soon by the first week of Baisakh (first month of Nepali calendar) we are going to organise a Yarsha trek to meadows of Mugu where you can able to watch how people collect Yarsha, in which condition they lives what they eat,how they entertain and so many to experience.
People searching Yarsha in the meadows of Jumla

This is the suitable time to trek to Khaptad National Park via Rara lake and Dolpo region from Mugi-Kimri and Dolpa, as well as Jumla - Mugu -Humla and Manasarowar(Tibet).

If you have any queries please feel free to contact our team.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Fixing in Karnali for documentaries, filming and Photography

Film Fixing in Karnali – We work as a team and we have years of experience as local production managements of film-making in Karnali. Our combined experience probably makes us the most qualified fixing team in Karnali.

Our strength lies in the fact that we have very good interpersonal and mutually trustworthy relationship with all.

We ensure that when you arrive, your time is fully optimized. We can help you with location scouting, accessing individuals through our extensive network of contacts, manage travel logistics, plan your schedule, and fix any problems that arise on your path.

  • Location scouting and management.
  • Interpretation English, Nepali.
  • Crew hire.
  • Interview transcription and translation.
  • Travel logistics management including flights, jeep hire, hotel bookings.
  • People finding, getting you in touch with the people you need to interview. 

In Photos ; Barley Harvesting started in Jumla !!!

Barley is an important winter crop in Jumla.It is grown in both Khet and Sarna(farming land that lies in high altitude area which has no ir...